Designed by Kevin Showell
30th Anniversary Boxes are available through silent auction at By Western Hands, or BUY IT NOW online. If you would like to bid or need more information please call the gallery 307-586-1755
All proceeds benefit By Western Hands and its mission and initiatives.
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Each box was handcrafted by Scott Armstrong, and the unique panels were designed and brilliantly executed by our individual artisans. The creativity of each box is representative of 30 years of Western Functional Art. Join us in our mission by purchasing one of these commemorative keepsakes! Your generosity will allow By Western Hands to continue with our preservation of western heritage and design through the celebration of past and present artisans.
Kevin grew up in Cody, WY, where he was strongly influenced by Western art and the beauty of his mountain surroundings. Drawing and illustration were his first artistic expressions. He received the rare opportunity to apprentice under an Old World master wood carver from Athens, Greece, and spent five years carving European classic works and fixing a lot of broken furniture, an invaluable experience. Over the next twenty years he carved wildly and human figures and all manner of floral designs large and small. His current work focuses on designing and making architectural features, interior furnishings, and custom sculpture. Doing common things such as joinery and material selection in unexpected ways has become characteristic of his work. Beauty. Hope. Significance. These are a few of the things I hope you experience interacting with my work.